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Using Project-Based Learning to Teach Sustainability

Mark Henderson

  • Director, GlobalResolve
  • Co-Founder, InnovationSpace

Micah Lande

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering

The sustainability movement is gaining momentum, but to keep the momentum going, it is important to prepare future sustainability leaders with a proper educational background. How does one teach the subject of sustainability?

In this talk, Mark Henderson and Micah Lande will share select projects from The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts’ InnovationSpace and College of Technology and Innovation’s GlobalResolve. These project-based programs build on real-world issues and utilize collaborative, student-centered teaching practices to provide powerful learning approaches to sustainability education. Henderson and Lande will identify strategies for instructors to successfully design and implement project-based programs and highlight educational opportunities for students.

Mark Henderson is a professor of engineering at the College of Technology and Innovation and associate dean of Barrett, The Honors College. His research focuses on computer-aided design and engineering. Micah Lande is an assistant professor of engineering and editor-in-chief emeritus of Ambidextrous Journal of Design.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Presentation: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Discussion: 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
(lunch will be provided)